11 June 2007

The Wisdom of Ichiro

Ichiro has long been admired by Seattle Mariners fans for his penetrating insights into the nature of modern reality. Recently, Ichiro discussed the importance of place and the role of self-censorship and morality in a society driven by celebrity culture:
To tell the truth, I'm not excited to go to Cleveland, but we have to. If I ever saw myself saying I'm excited going to Cleveland, I'd punch myself in the face, because I'm lying.

While it's true that Russell, Heidegger, and Sartre were more widely-appreciated as philosophers, when one considers the facts that none of them could hit for beans, I think the title of "greatest philosopher of the last 100 years" rightly belongs in Seattle (or wherever Ichiro ends up in free agency).

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